PHOTO BLOG

Guest Report: Ken MacLennan-Brown & Sandra Rossi, UK
18th January 2016 - 0 comments


A private safari in a Luangwa October will always guarantee some wonderful sightings. But even by Luangwa's standards, these 10 images from Ken and Sandra are really something special.

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Guest Report: Roger and Vicky Fry, UK
14th January 2016 - 0 comments


In October 2015, I ran a private safari for Roger and Vicky Fry, semi-pro photographers and repeat guests of mine for many years! They kindly wrote about their experiences over the last 5 years, and I am sharing it here.

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Guest Report: Hermann Buchen, Germany
11th January 2016 - 0 comments


In September 2015, I ran a private safari for Hermann B, a keen photographer from Germany. We enjoyed some outstanding sightings, and he has written about his experience here.

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2015 in Review
08th January 2016 - 0 comments


In this extended blog-post, I take a gentle look back at 2015 and some of its highlights. Get a cup of tea and sit comfortably.

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Wildlife: Reviewing some images
07th January 2016 - 0 comments


Looking back at the year's images gave me lots of happy memories of great safaris, fun guests and the joy of a busy safari season. But I also found some images I'd forgotten about (or not even known I had!) and it's great to bring them to you now.

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Wildlife: A bird in the hand....
06th January 2016 - 0 comments


A day bird ringing with the experts gave us lovely close-up viewing of beautiful birds.

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Through the Lens: Irritable Buffalo
29th December 2015 - 0 comments


An irritable buffalo gives a great chance to talk about choosing the perfect moment to take your shot.

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Wildlife: A Green Paradise
28th December 2015 - 0 comments


A wonderful short afternoon safari in the bush with my family gave us some sightings that safari-goers the world over would be happy with.

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Wildlife: Not checking in rear-view mirror before reversing
15th December 2015 - 0 comments


This warthog appears not to have checked inside its burrow before reversing in for the night!

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Photo Safari Skills: Photographing after Sunset
05th December 2015 - 0 comments


In this blog post, I take a look at the opportunities available for photographs when the sun has already dipped below the horizon.

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Wildlife: A Puffback Display
20th November 2015 - 0 comments


This little bird is a Southern Puffback, or Puffback Shrike. It's a noisy and abundant resident across woodland in Southern Africa, most easily located by its clicking and whistling call.

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Photo Safari Skills: Making the best of the light
14th November 2015 - 0 comments

Sometimes wildlife photography can be frustrating. Animals don't behave with us in mind, they just do what nature programmed them to do. Most wildlife enthusiasts understand that, and simply smile when a creature drops its head and walks in the opposite direction! But when the wildlife is performing, and the light is not, it's easy to become frustrated! So what options do we have?

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Photo Safari Report: Namit & Usha | Nkhonzi Camp | 20 - 23 Oct 2015
12th November 2015 - 0 comments

I can't believe it's come along already...but the end of the season is here and we have had our first massive rain storm which has left the ground sodden and the roads very slippery! Just before we close here's a collection of images from a 3-day photo-safari with 2 guests from India, Namit and Usha, who joined me at Nkhonzi Camp for the last few days of the season.

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Photo Safari Skills: Night Photos
08th November 2015 - 0 comments


Over the coming months, as well as bush updates, I will be posting blogs about how to take photos in some of the more challenging situations. These include backlit subjects, night photos, birds in flight, low light photography, sunsets and several others. Watch out for the "Skills and How To" tagline.

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Photo Safari Report: Remote Nsefu Sector with AGT | Zikomo Safaris | 12 - 17 Oct 2015
23rd October 2015 - 2 comments

I am very pleased to offer the write up of the first Edward Selfe safari in association with Africa Geographic Travel, based out of Zikomo Safari Camp on the edge of the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. We had an outstanding week in the most dramatic time of the year when water is at a premium and animals are compressed socially and nutritionally.

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Photo Safari Report: Ken & Sandra | Flatdogs Camp | 5 - 9 Oct 2015
10th October 2015 - 0 comments

I recently led a private safari with repeat guests from my time at Flatdogs Camp. As always happens with guests who are keen to get out in the bush early in the morning, and see what nature gives us, we enjoyed some wonderful sightings. Have a read for some Luangwa inspiration.

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Photo Safari Report: Roger & Vicky | Flatdogs Camp | 1 - 4 Oct 2015
06th October 2015 - 0 comments

Roger and Vicky Fry have been safari-ing with me since 2013 and have been wonderful supporters of the Luangwa. To reward them for their perseverance and love of the bush, Luangwa showed them some stunning sights this time around, including an Aardvark to beat all others! Tempted? Read on.....

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Photo Safari Report: Hermann | Marula Lodge | 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2015
04th October 2015 - 2 comments

I have taken several bookings this year for individual photographers wanting a private safari where they can concentrate on their own photography with my assistance. I can arrange safaris for single photographers at very competitive rates - if you are interested in this, please get in touch for rates. Like Hermann was, you might well be surprised!

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Wildlife: Luangwa sightings | September
23rd September 2015 - 3 comments

September is a stunning time in the Luangwa. The lagoons are all dry, the river is the only source of water and the game is abundant along the remaining waterways. Dusty conditions filter the light leaving soft golden sunshine in the morning and evening, and the nights are still cool enough to sleep. September is a good compromise between great sightings and tolerable temperatures.

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Photo Safari: Serge & Juliette | Nkhonzi Camp | August 2015
28th August 2015 - 1 comment

I have just come out of the bush after a 2 night photo safari with Serge and his daughter, Juliette, from Marseilles in France. 2 nights is not long to spend at a camp (they had several other nights at other camps too) but it's amazing to look back and see what can be achieved in a short time in the Luangwa!

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